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Amlactin Ap Medication
I have a horrible case of keratosis pilaris. Is there any medication to get rid of it? I have tried amlactin and it does not work.
Clearing takes time.: Some patients need to try a few treatments before they find one that works. Lasers may work when moisturizer and medicine fail. ...Read more
Non prescription: Amlactin makes a variety of products which do not require a prescription. You can get them at your local drugstore - chemist to you. The manufacturer has a website which lists places to buy. http://amlactin.com/. ...Read more
It helps, but...: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but amlactin can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the body (like arms ; thighs) one can use amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 3-4 weeks, if the amlactin side is a lot smoother and softer than the other side, then that is a good sign that amlactin has been helpful, and one should use it on both sides. ...Read more
Maybe: The most expensive medicine is the one that doesn't work; so if amlactin (which is Lactic Acid lotion) works for you, it's worth the price. That said, there are other Lactic Acid lotions on the market which may be cheaper in your area. Also, shop around; prices can vary a lot from pharmacy to pharmacy. ...Read more
Yes it is effective: It is as effective and prescribed by dermatologist. ...Read more
I got keratosis pilars on my bum cheeks how long would it take for amlactin to work to start seeing a difference?
A few days: The urea will start breaking down the thickened skin within a couple of days. You should see and feel a difference in a week. ...Read more
I've got kp, would it help if I use amlactin lotion on the area in the morning & urea 20% lotion in the evening. Would combing the 2 work better ?
Keratosis pilaris: Yes lotions and creams that contain 12% Lactic Acid help to shed scale and dry skin. There is excess cornification in the hair follicles in keratosis pilaris which may be helped by the amlactin. That treatment can be augmented with the use of retina. But sometimes the combination is too irritating to the skin. ...Read more
I bought a bottle of amlactin would applying that twice a day help get rid of kp i got on my bum?
Yes, but...: Keratosis pilaris bumps don't like to completely go away, but amlactin can help. If the bumps are on both sides of the butt, one can use amlactin on one side (and use the other side for comparison). After 3-4 weeks, if the amlactin side is a lot smoother and softer than the other side, then that is a good sign that amlactin has been helpful, and one should use it on both sides. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris aka as chicken skin what will help it to go away? I heard amlactin would work but i want to make sure
Moisturisers/keratol: Treatment of this common genetic condition is by use of moisturisers and keratolytic agents.Amlactin is a Lactic Acid moisturiser and may work if used as directed.Other choices are urea, salicylic acid, vit d, glycolic acid and retinoids.Treatment is somewhat limited and is long term and continuous.Research for more effective treatment is ongoing.However it is not seroius and may fade with age. ...Read more
Yes: It is a humectant meaning it adds moisture to the skin. Also avoid very hot baths as that can dry the skin. ...Read more
How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks of the penis? I am trying amlactin right now. I want them gone. I am very self conscious.
Let's talk: If the lesion is from a tight grip, use a looser one with lube & it will fade -- this is better overall to make you adaptable in the future. If you have freckles / natural hyperpigmented spots, many men have them and i'd be surprised to meet a woman who cares. Learn about your body talking with smart guys -- maybe even dad. Your physician can identify a pigmented spot that's worrisome. Cheers. ...Read more